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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | July 15, 2019

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Today in Tribe History: May 12, 2008

May 12, 2015 |

2008 – Second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera finds his way into the record books as he completes the third unassisted triple play in Cleveland Indians history in a 3-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the second game of a … Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 11, 1971

May 11, 2015 |

1971– Indians pitcher Steve Dunning hits his first Major League home run, a second inning grand slam, but his efforts on the mound will not match his success at the plate. Despite blowing a 5-0 lead, Cleveland still wins over … Read More

Jinxed Start Heading Towards a Jaded Indians Summer

May 10, 2015 |

After Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins, 29 games are in the books for the Cleveland Indians this season. With almost one-fifth of the schedule already completed, the team is a confusing 10-19, eight and a half games out of first place, and owners of the worst record in the American League.

The Indians are easily one of the biggest disappointments on the baseball scene, especially after their dreaded appearance on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated has drawn frequent comparisons to a cover jinx tracing back to the 1987 Indians squad that underperformed to a 61-101 record (.377) that year.

Sure, other Cleveland players (see: Grady Sizemore, Manny Ramirez, or Albert Belle) have graced the cover since that deplorable piece of literature, but it was the prediction of the publication that proved to be more curse than correct. Maybe there is something to it though. Regretfully, I inform you that this year’s Indians team is on a present pace to finish even worse than the ill-fated ’87 team. The 2015 Tribe’s present .345 win-loss percentage has the club on pace for a 56-106 record.

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Today in Tribe History: May 10, 1944

May 10, 2015 |

1944 – Cleveland pitcher Mel Harder earns career win number 200 as the Indians knock off the Boston Red Sox, 5-4.

Harder improved to 3-0 on the season with seven innings of work on the mound while becoming the 50th … Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 9, 1901

May 9, 2015 |

1901 – Cleveland Blues pitcher Earl Moore throws nine hitless innings, but loses the no-hitter and the ball game in the tenth inning.

Moore, a rookie purchased for $1,000 by the Blues from Dayton who had just debuted two weeks … Read More

Series Preview #10: Minnesota Twins (16-13) at Cleveland Indians (10-17)

May 8, 2015 |

Sometimes, watching the Cleveland Indians this season has been like taking a shot to the midsection.

Their struggles remind me of the song lyric “Two out of three ain’t bad”, from musician/actor Meat Loaf’s song by the same title, because the team just cannot seem to win a three-game series for the life of them. The Indians will look to break the frightening trends of losing both series openers and series altogether this weekend as they host the quietly impressive Minnesota Twins in a three-game series.

Cleveland (10-17) continued its season long slump and in many ways was its own worst enemy once again. For the eighth time in nine series, the Indians dropped the opener on Tuesday, falling 5-3 as Royals’ response runs to each of the Indians’ scores made the difference. Cleveland claimed the middle game, 10-3, on Wednesday as they made an early lead stick to pace Carlos Carrasco to his team-high fourth win of the year. The confusing case of Corey Kluber continued on Thursday, as each of the first four hitters reached base and scored and, despite him settling in, the Indians could not climb all the way back in a 7-4 defeat.

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Today in Tribe History: May 8, 1948

May 8, 2015 |

1948 Larry Doby hits one of the farthest shots ever at Washington’s Griffith Stadium as the Indians are victorious against the Senators, 6-1.

Gene Bearden, the returning World War II vet, makes his season debut and first big league … Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 7, 1957

May 7, 2015 |

1957 – In a horrifying moment on the mound at Cleveland Stadium, starting pitcher Herb Score is struck in the face by a line drive off of the bat of New York Yankees shortstop Gil McDougald in the first inning.

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Tribe Rolls as Bats Drub Duffy Early; Indians 10, Royals 3

May 6, 2015 |

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? Yes! Carlos Carrasco received some of that elusive run support that has haunted the Indians for the past two seasons as Cleveland defeated a left-handed starter in a 10-3 final over the Kansas City Royals from Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Indians paced Carrasco with four early runs, which would prove to be all the reliable righty would need on the mound, but it did not stop the team from slugging out 13 hits and driving in ten runs for the third time this season. The key to the game may have been the timely and clutch hitting – the Indians were 7-for-13 (.538) with runners in scoring position on the night. All nine Cleveland starters had at least one hit in the contest.

WP: C. Carrasco (4-2)       LP: D. Duffy (2-1) Read More

Today in Tribe History: May 6, 2003

May 6, 2015 |

2003 – Former Indians pitcher Art Houtteman passes away in Rochester Hills, Michigan at the age of 75.

Houtteman, a Detroit native, reached the Majors with Tigers in 1947, 100 days short of his 18th birthday. He was perfect in … Read More

Series Preview #9: Cleveland Indians (9-15) at Kansas City Royals (16-9)

May 5, 2015 |

It’s déjà vu all over again for the Cleveland Indians as they take on the Kansas City Royals for the second time in as many weeks. This time the location is different as the series moves to Kauffman Stadium, home of the Royals since 1973.

The Indians hit the road for a brief vacation from Cleveland after splitting a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays claimed a game one 5-1 win on Thursday as a five-run fourth gave the club all the runs they would need on the night. The Tribe bounced back Friday night with a 9-4 win as the Indians matched each Toronto score in the immediate half inning and then added some extra runs of their own in the fourth and fifth. The Indians bullpen made a manageable deficit a blowout on Saturday afternoon, as a 4-2 game when they entered in the sixth became an 11-4 loss. A six-run Toronto fourth inning on Sunday could have been Cleveland’s undoing, but the Indians responded back with six of their own in the fifth on the way to a 10-7 victory to avoid another series loss.

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Today in Tribe History: May 5, 1967

May 5, 2015 |

1967 – Longtime Indians pitching staff member Charles Nagy is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

A star in the making after a solid effort in the 1988 Baseball World Cup, he was drafted by Cleveland in the first round of that … Read More